Monthly Archives: November 2011

Write For Rights

Your words can shine a light on human rights abuses and help save lives. Join hundreds of thousands of caring individuals around the world by participating in Amnesty International’s Write For Rights Global Write-a-thon December 3rd through 11th. This year … Continue reading

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What’s a Zipaaltje ?

Combining two ubiquitous symbols of Amsterdam—bikes and bollards—Zipaaltjes are new iconic features of the Amsterdam cityscape. The Zip project is designed to encourage rediscovery of public space by offering a comfortable place to enjoy the city. It invites Amsterdamers and … Continue reading

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The Garden of the Novelists

Discovering Fontana Rosa by Nicky Gardner It is more than forty years since the Ibáñez family gave Fontana Rosa to the town of Menton. Vincente Blasco-Ibáñez was a creature of the Mediterranean – though he spent a good part of … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Pie

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Small Business Saturday: Bookshop Edition

Today marks the second annual Small Business Saturday. On one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year in North America, shoppers are encouraged to patronize their local stores to help suppport area businesses. You can do your part to … Continue reading

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Occupy Libraries

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Why Here, Why Today ?

Okay, here’s a little challenge for today. Take a peek at the following images and identify where we are and why we’re visiting today. Here’s an obscure poetic hint: ” But now we are all, in all places, strangers, travelers and … Continue reading

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Hotels and Books, Perfect Together

Highlighting its literary connection in London’s storied Bloomsbury neighborhood, the Radisson Edwardian Hotel  has created its very own inhouse book club for guests. The hotel provides complimentary copies of the Radisson Edwardian book of the month pick to all interested … Continue reading

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Advice From a Caterpillar

There have been many brilliant illustrated editions of Lewis Carroll‘s masterpiece Alice in Wonderland published over the last century, but Salvador Dali‘s take on the book has to be the most original. Published by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett Meets the Grim Reaper

  If you don’t know who Terry Pratchett is, or you have not read any of his hilarious Disc World books, stop reading this blog and run out and buy a copy of any of his books right now. In … Continue reading

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